Are we really into the second week of December already? The first week went insanely fast, and it wasn’t hugely pleasant in my house tbh. I’ve blogged about it twice – click on the links below if you fancy reading about my under the weather mischief making children. Needless to say with all this going on my ability to leap out of bed between 4-5am and start writing has disappeared. Ahhh the irony of the quote above!
Onwards and upwards though, and rather than dwell on the negative I thought I’d tell you about the good things that have been happening of late. First and foremost the book is selling. Not millions of copies or anything but I’ve sold about a hundred ‘units’ since it went on sale a week and a half ago. I’m pretty chuffed with this, and if I can pull off a steady stream of even fifty sales a month I will be a happy lady. Now I have my personal stash of books it’s time to start sending copies off to certain people and organisations. Watch this space 🙂
Also, some very cool things have happened amid all the chaos. Firstly the support I’ve received since the book going on sale has been phenomenal. RL friends and the online community have been really amazing. People are saying that my story and my advice are going to help them through difficulties in their own lives. Incredible!
I featured on Honest Mum’s blog as part of her Wonderful Women series. It was such an honour to and I was blown away by the response to the post. It lifted my spirits when they most needed lifting mid last week.
I featured on a fab parenting website called Mojo Mums. I was contacted by another blogger who works for them, and was really touched to be asked for an interview. It got me wistfully thinking about a life where I get paid to write rather than have to fit it in around my already too busy life. Oh well maybe one day.
And last but by absolutely no means least, fellow blogger and lovely lady Zena of Zena’s Suitcase wrote a glowing review of Become the Best You on her blog. Below is a little snippet, please do pop over and check it out. I am thrilled with it.
“The book is very well written, offering enough personal story to have faith in the author without at the same time going through all the gory details, as the focus is on moving forward not dwelling on a difficult and shameful past.
The language is clear and jargon free. There is no running away with complicated psychological terms to confuse the reader. The ‘process’ is broken down into digestible chapters followed by ‘a suggested plan of action’ to help you become the best possible you.
The book’s tone is that of a genuine friend offering sound advice, there is nothing condescending or patronising in it’s pages but some of the decisions it suggests you make are difficult, but necessary ones.”